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I have had the same CPU since 2009 and at one point when the Asus crossfire motherboard first came out and i had a custom loop on the cpu. The pump died on me and the cpu reached 100C in bios and windows. To this day it still works and at 3.5GHZ @ 1.424V. The water cooling tubes were not stiff and very rubbery when this happened and the water that was in the cpu block was in steam form. This was when gigabyte made their first water cooling loop. I hope you enjoy this story about my resilient cpu. Any questions feel free to ask. I used to have a picture of the temp but, that is lost. Cpu-z validation Feel free to add yours
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A similar thing happened to me. Phenoms appear to be quite resistant to failure. I was testing fan configurations on my case and testing mobo headers v molex headers v fan controller v inline resistors. Anyways back to the point - I heard a faulty bearing from a fan and ended up switching all fans off to troubleshoot then I got an urgent phone call. Came back forgetting that all fans are off and the top grill of my case was burning hot, never mind the the CPU ITSELF !!!, So I ramped up all fans and shut down, still working till this day...biggrin.gif
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Wonderful mien is a beast alas so old and slow. That is a great story. I made this so others can share also. Had this thing at 4ghz before but the heat and power it used was not worth it. I have a Intel i7 4930k in my dresser need another 910$ roughly for motherboard and ram. (Excuse all grammar 20 hours of sleep 4 days)
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I've got one that beats you all. My old Phenom II x3 720BE survived a lightning strike. Fried my mobo, PSU, and videocard. Only thing that survived was the RAM and CPU.
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this isn't a one up competion so take ur e-peen somewhere else. The original asus crosshair took a dump on me and the cpu still survived that. My current motherboard is a tank.
    
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I actually found the stock coolers to be pretty adequate. The issue isn't the cooler, the stock thermal paste is just crap. I put some MX-4 on mine, and the temps stayed pretty low. The stock thermal paste that came on Phenom II's was just a small step up from thermal pads.
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Originally Posted by AMDATI View Post

I've got one that beats you all. My old Phenom II x3 720BE survived a lightning strike. Fried my mobo, PSU, and videocard. Only thing that survived was the RAM and CPU.

Also happened to me in July 2012. My 940BE survived, PSU, MB and monitor didn't thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
   
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I am keeping the 940BE as a trophy I cant sell it since it is such a beast of a cpu. Mine is overclocked to 3.5ghz and never goes over 45C on water
    
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I am keeping the 940BE as a trophy I cant sell it since it is such a beast of a cpu. Mine is overclocked to 3.5ghz and never goes over 45C on water

Don't sell it, I still have mine and it's still a daily worker paired with a 6970 smile.gif

Absolutly love that chip, only went to 3.4 on it though.
 
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Wow, amazing guys. My old Athlon II (unlocked to Phenom B50) has been a trooper but never anything this extreme.
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